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Adirondack Mountains Riverfront Home ~ Stunning Views, Secluded & Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 1 Bath - Sleeps 5-6

Stunning views abound at our secluded river front home. If you want peace and quiet and a chance to sit in the river and relax - this is your spot! The house has two bedrooms upstairs. There is one queen bed, one full sized bed, a twin fold away bed and there is room on the floor for a queen air bed if you wish. Kitchen is fully appointed and recently remodeled. Huge deck with table for 8. We are nestled against the side of the mountain and have beautiful views of the river and area mountains. We back up to state land and we are just minutes away from hiking opportunities including the Northville-Lake Placid Trail and area mountains to name a few. The river is stocked every spring with Trout. Very picturesque and relaxing.

The town of Wells is a quaint town and the residents are very friendly. We're very close to Lake Algonquin which has a public, sandy beach with public parking and restrooms. The beach has a lifeguard during afternoon hours. There are tennis courts and the occasional summer concert at the town hall. There is also the "Revival" (previously a church) where concerts are held. Access to the Northville - Lake Placid trail is a couple miles down the road, from here you can take marked hikes to the Suspension Bridge, Piseco Lake and beyond! There are also dozens of other hikes you can take within 10-15 miles of the house. In Wells there is a diner, a small general store and and Torts Twist Ice Cream shop that also sells wood for the fire.

Dogs are welcome here! Everyone who comes to Wells falls in love with the area. We hope you will too!

More Details

Tina Hinson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Tina Hinson

We have been enjoying this home for ten years - since our children were 4 & 5. About four years ago we got Max our Cocker Spaniel and he LOVES the river as much as us! People of all ages love visiting our home and the relaxation the river provides.

Tina Hinson purchased this house in 2005

Why Tina Hinson chose Wells

As a child I went camping at the Sacandaga River Campground every year. Many happy years I spent finding a swimming hole and rock hopping just a mile or two from this house!

What makes this house unique

We all find peace here at the house. Whether we are sitting on the large deck, in an Adirondack chair by the fireplace or actually sitting on a rock or chair in the river we are able to forget about the fast pace of life and slow down a little. The river is usually calm enough for toddlers and older folks to feel comfortable getting in.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Full bath with a large walk in shower. Guests provide own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedroom. 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Sized Bed, 1 Fold Away Bed. Guests provide their own linens. Pillows and comforters/quilts are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our house is surrounded by NY State land, hiking, fishing and hunting opportunities are endless. The house is in a very remote location offering lots of privacy and quiet down time. We are located approximately 1 hr from historic Saratoga and Lake George. The Great Escape Six Flags resort is perfect for family fun. In Saratoga enjoy the Race Track in August or the casino year round. Many marked hiking trails are within a short drive. We are approximately 90 mins from the Albany or Utica NY area.


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Adirondack Mountains Riverfront Home ~ Stunning Views, Secluded & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Just As Hoped For!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared a peaceful week at the home. Everything we needed was available and we would do it again in a minute. It was quiet, beautiful and secluded enough for us to enjoy our 30th year together alone (with the dogs). Our pups enjoyed the long hikes, the water and slept like babies in the evening. Thank you Tina for the use of your home. Hope it is still available for rent next year! We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you will come back - we would love to have you! I's wonderful to hear that your expectations were met and you loved our house! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! See you again next year!
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Beautiful riverside view

  • 3 of 5

We loved the area and looking out at the river going by. The A frame cottage was comfortable and the deck was nice, the dead end road is quite private. Great hiking is available close by. If you stay here and are sensitive to scents, please ask the host to turn off the air 'fresheners' that are throughout. We would have expected given the rental rate that linens and paper products would have been provided, but other than this, the host Tina was friendly and made us feel welcome. The property has recently updated appliances and was, other than this one comment, well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, you are right about the view - I have to pinch myself everyday looking out the windows or sitting on the deck! We have occasionally provided sheets and towels (we always provide pillows, blankets and comforters) to guests who might be traveling by plane or a large distance, but have found that without laundry facilities in the house it is too difficult to provide them weekly. And, for some it is a matter of personal preference to use their own. 😃� Generally speaking, there is always toilet paper here and we try to leave a roll of paper towels on the rack - but, unfortunately there have been a few over the years that leave us cleaned out. Fortunately, the greater majority of our guests are the opposite - leaving enough for the next guests. 😃� Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We are truly glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Secluded and quiet, but easily accessible

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfect rustic retreat on a dead-end no traffic road. It was a great place to bring our dog for a week long recharge. The owner was very nice and available, but not intrusive. The sound of the river running over the rocks was very soothing. The dog was afraid of the water at first, but soon had fun splashing and chasing sticks. The water at this time was shallow and great for small children and pets. Restaurants and other such amenities are a car ride away, but you have those things close at home. Going to the Adirondacks should be about getting away from home. All in all, it was a very good pick for us and we would do it again given the choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you really enjoyed your stay and the river. It's our happy place for sure, makes me happy that you loved it too! Our dog Max also enjoys a good romp in the river -- in fact, the way he hops rocks I would have thought he had some mountain goat in him! Thank you for your review!
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The property was great

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. My family and our pets thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will definitely be returning. The house was very comfortable. The view was absolutely breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your furry friends enjoyed your stay! We hope you will return again!
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property to stay.

The river is directly across with large rocks/boulders to travel across into the center of the river.

The A-frame is well maintained, clean and contains all the essentials needed for a comfortable stay.The water takes a while to heat up, but other than that, I found no issues staying here.

The backdrop is forest and allows for easy exploration.

Close drives for hiking beautiful terrain along the Sacandaga river or just enjoy the views of Algonquin Lake.

Very private. My dog ran freely without interuption of strangers crossing his path.

I will definitely return to this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. It really makes me smile when someone "gets" the river. Lakes are beautiful, but the river talks to you and changes with the weather. We would love to have you back!
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Amazing and peaceful place :)!

  • 5 of 5

A secluded cottage in the woods, peaceful and surrounded by nature, wood, river and 3 miles close lake is the idyllic image for us when planning a trip to the Adirondacks. Walk outside and listen to the sound of Sacandaga River, "smell the fresh woods fragrance in the air and renew your soul. Imagine waking, making the morning coffee, and simply stepping outside onto your own personal deck and directly into the tranquil Adirondack scenery!"

This is one of the advantages of renting a cabin or cottage of your very own. You can spend a day discovering surrounding places and then come back to relax in your own peaceful little world of Adirondack Zen.

My husband and I chose this place because it was one of the few that we could find that had the feeling of being private and remote, while still easily accessible and close to town and because it's pets friendly! Our tiny 5 yrs old dog Brooklyn travels with us almost everywhere, and she was in heaven! She barely wanted to stay inside the cottage, always with us! What a stunning view and area! Fishing was the Best!

Tina's description of place and amenities is very accurate :)! Home/ cottage is very well managed, clean, maintained! All described amenities were perfect, patio, deck, bbq grill, bedrooms, kitchen, shower, fridge... , except the WiFi - during our stay didn't work, but hey - even better, that's what we needed, to recharge our batteries! Away from it for a few days while fishing, talking, grilling, walking around, listen to the sound of birds and nature and at night - we were starring at the sky, at the stars, counting them for hours! We had such an romantic awesome time in Wells!

We enjoyed the beautiful view overlooking the river from the patio and quietness and nature further. The cottage itself is well equipped, cozy and clean. If you want to escape and experience the serene side of the Adirondacks, we recommend this place! Locals in town are very friendly and nice!

Tina is wonderful and very accommodating, very communicative and super sweet & nice! She helped us very prompt with all information and concerns. We will recommend this place to all our friends and family and will definitely return soon! Great 4 nights along Sacandaga River :)! Thank You, Tina!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have enjoyed our correspondence over the past couple of months, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did! We would love for you to come back again in the future! And, the WIFI is fixed - took almost two weeks, because things happen in our sleepy area at a slower place. Usually, we love it that way! Thanks for being a good sport about it not working. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Alpine Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Speculator or Northville
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Alpine Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gore Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Algonquin Lake
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Linens, paper products and firewood are not provided. Home must be left clean upon check out. Charges for cleaning will be deducted from deposit. If you leave it in the same condition as when you are arrive there will be no cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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